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Massive feeding effort underway to save starving Florida manatees

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More than 80 Florida manatees are currently in rehab centers across the US as officials and conservations work to rescue a population that has been hit hard by starvation. The data, released by the Florida Fish and W...

Florida will begin emergency feeding and rescue of starving manatees

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Florida wildlife officials will undertake a manatee feeding and rescue operation involving hand-feeding the mammals romaine lettuce, amid unprecedented mortality among the gentle aquatic creatures affectionately known...

Decimated by famine, Florida’s manatees face an uncertain future

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On a bright morning in July, a crowd gathered on a boat ramp in St Augustine, Florida, awaiting the arrival of a young male manatee named Gerard. The marshy Matanzas River gently flowed around oyster beds and sawgrass...